Blackhawks sign Michal Rozsival

Updated: September 11, 2012, 3:39 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks have signed defenseman Michal Rozsival to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday.

The deal is worth $2 million, a source told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

Rozsival recorded 13 points, 34 penalty minutes and a plus-8 rating in 54 regular-season games with the Phoenix Coyotes last season.

The 34-year-old Rozsival is known as a good shot-blocker and has 12 years of NHL experience, including seven postseason appearances.

Rozsival was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fourth round (105th overall) of the 1996 draft and has appeared in 756 career regular-season games.

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Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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